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. president obama and civil rights activists can demands are gathering at the lincoln memorial mark, the 1963 march on washington led by dr. martin luther king jr. early today, leap rhymes sang "amazing grace." ♪ amazing grace ♪ how sweet the sound jamie foxx and al sharpton also spoke this morning. >> abc7 news is joined by our reporter in washington, dc. >> good morning, that is oprah winfrey talking behind me and it is a tall order to try to speak as she is speaking but right now you can see that the people have all their eyes on oprah. it seems like this maybe was a little bit slow to get going but it is very humid here and this has been a lot of rain and people have to go through security checkpoints in order to come out here but, now, this is a crowd that is excited and eagerly awaiting remarks from president obama. it is impossible to miss the symbolism of the nation's first black president speaking on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's "i have a dream" speech. a lot people just happy to be here. there are so many people who were here 50 years ago who decided to come back and are p
world. president obama is expected to dress the concerns and other issues at a press conference before heading for vacation today. abc7 news will carry it in a special report at noon. >> today, japan is marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of nagasaki and the mayor criticized japan's government for lacking effort in international nuclear disarmament during a ceremony. he said his country's refusal to sign a statement rejecting unconditional use of nuclear weapons at an international meeting in april bestrayed the global society's expectations. the first bombing in her row seem killed 145,000 and nagasaki bomb killed 70,000. >> just in time for the small semester a big financial break president obama signs into law affecting millions of college students. >> the obamas go on a date night a special occasion they were >> the burlingame main post office is up for sale. the post office boxes will be moved to a smaller location and the length of the selling process depend on the buyer and how many bids the post office gets. they have been selling post offices across the country
following new developments on the crisis in egypt, president obama takes a stand on the deadly violence and canceled a joint event. >> a look at the meeting where we will hear, hopefully, soon, when the new bay bridge will open. our reporting conditions on >> now, president obama has canceled a joint military exercise with egypt after violence has left hundreds dead. now, katie marzullo joins from the newsroom. >> the bright star military exercise happens twice a year has been a centerpiece of united states and egyptian military relations for decades now. this morning, president obama pulled the plug. >> president obama made the announcement from his vacation on martha's vineyard. >> we want to sustain our relationship with egypt, our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> on top of canceling the military exercises the president is asking the national security team to look at taking additional steps in response to the violence in egypt. egyptian officials say more than 500 people were killed ye
enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama talking for the first time about the significance of the latest threat. we're live in washington. >>> and breaking news. a massive fire shuts down an entire airport. dramatic new video just in from the scene. >>> health scare. george w. bush gets an unexpected surgery. what doctors find wrong with the former president's heart. >>> and full house. 11 boys in 1 family. and now, another newborn. did the family finally get their girl? >>> good wednesday morning. we're getting new details from the commander in chief about the terror threats which led to the closings of u.s. embassies. >> president obama says while the threat is real, the americans should not change overseas travel plans. abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington with more on what the president revealed overnight. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: diane and john, good morning. worries an attack is imminent. the u.s. military helped evacuate nonessential personnel from the embassy in yemen. and this morning, the military is scouring the streets, s
with president obama the event was streamed through white house web site. users submitted questions to the president through various platforms, using hash tag ask obama housing. in an interview the president said woe save money if refinancing on his chicago home but hasn't yet done so. u.s. stocks declined today jéz giving the stand skbrard poor's index it's first thre three-day joft since mid june. and finally, yahoo is ditching the company's 18-year-old logo. in a campaign over the next four weeks the silicon valley company is showcasing 30 different logos every day, final will debut september 4th. this company has already decided on the new logo but wants to showcase different looks to depict the renaissance under ceo marisa mayer. from bloomberg studios i'm emily chang, back to you. >> thank you. >> san jose celebrating 5th anniversary of the city's first electric vehicle charging station. san jose teamed up with charter point to become one of the first cities to install them. the first one right across from city hall and today, the 50th city-maintained station was installed. t
. the obama administration is keeping an eye on the situation the u.s. is heavily invested there. ñ every year set aside for egypt. yesterday, president obama says violence must stop. >> jipgs people deserve better than what we've seen over the last several days. >> a white house advisor told abc news the further egypt heads down a violent path more difficult for the obama administration to maintain its level of commitment. president obama said egyptians need to step up and take control. >> we've been blamed by supporters of morsi. we've been blamed by the other side as if we're supporters of morsi. >> president obama said that blame game needs to stop. it won't help egypt get back on the path to stability. >> and we want to tell but a amber alert for a parental abduction out of elco, nevada. 3-year-old father and the mother of both children. the children were in state custody. the couple may be driving a dark ford mung yaft. >> a bay area lawmaker tells abc 7 news increased oversight is needed to reign in an irresponsible national security agency. the nsa reports they have broken aand represe
the obama administration is taking steps to stop aid to the country in chaos for now. we're live in washington with details. >>> and close call. hollywood legend dick van dyke, this morning, he's talking about his escape from that burning car. >>> picture-perfect. our first look at prince george. and prince william is opening up about fatherhood. >>> another obama. a new member of the first family is introduced to the country. >>> and good tuesday morning. we begin with breaking news from egypt. and reports that the white house is now temporarily cutting off military aid to the country. >> meantime, the military continues its crackdown with the arrest of a top muslim brotherhood leader. preeti arla has more. >> reporter: the obama administration has been watching the situation closely. and whether or not to cut aid has been part of an ongoing process. the administration moved to temporary cut some aid. as the violence continues on the streets of egypt, there's word, now, the obama administration quietly suspended some aid to the country. according to "the daily beast," the u.s. m
. >> reporter: that's right. president obama's national security team met at the white house last night to discuss syria. the president has decided to take action. the only question, now, is how. this morning, the white house has absolute certainty that syria's bashar al assad poisoned his own people. >> there's no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in syria. the syrian regime. >> reporter: still, no decision on how the u.s. will respond. the white house, saying all options are on the table. the pentagon has identified potential targets for air strikes against syria. but officials say removing assad from power is not a goal. president obama has been working the phones with world leaders, while top aides are making the case to members of congress. >> we don't need u.n. corroboration. but it would be nice to have it. >> reporter: the white house says u.s. intelligence alone is compelling. including intercepts between syrian commanders. syria says it will respond to any military strike by using all means. >> if bashar al assad didn't hesitate to use chemical
? meet sunny obama. the latest in a long line of white house furry friends. the latest on >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >>> good evening, and thank you for joining us, we begin with a terrifying event in atlanta today, screaming children flooding out of their elementary school. a gunman inside with a weapon, a scene harkening back to the tragedy that happened in newtown, connecticut. today, thankfully, no one was hurt. but as children all over the country head back to school, questions abound. how did an armed young man stroll into an elementary school, and why? >> reporter: they are images no parent wants to see, and they're frighteningly familiar, desperate teachers here at the discovery learning academy outside of atlanta, rushing the young children, single file, away from danger. and inside the elementary school, a young man with a gun loose. >> we suspected he came in as somebody authorized to be there. >> reporter: it was only the second week of school when the familiar scene unfolded. he entered around 1:00 p.m., carrying an ak-47 knock off a
obama. and plus, how much would you pay to keep crying children away from you on your next flight? the airline that is giving you the option. and why tycoon donald trump is being investigated for the east room of the white house tomorrow to be awarded the medal of honor. 33-year-old staff sergeant ty carter learned last month he had been awarded the nation's highest military honor. three years ago in afghanistan carter braved enemy fire twice to save a fellow soldier and then found an abandoned radio in the battlefield kill zone and used it to call in support. we talked to carter's dad when he talked about the award. >> this is some bragging rights. as a dad, you don't get that very often. >> there are not a lot of fathers that can claim they have been able to go through this. >> carter will become only the fifth living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. this week marks the anniversary of the 1963 march on washington, d.c. and dr. martin luther king, junior's i have a dream speech. the eyes of the nation will focus on the lincoln memorial
at the coast and 86 inland and in the evening, 62 and cool at the coast at 76 inland. >> the obama administration says that syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and the meetings today in washington, dc, that could set a timetable for a military strike. >> this is, on the left, the new eastern span of the bay bridge and on the right in the dark the old span as the work begins to connect the new and old. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bay bridge? an oakland business has a way to keep >> covering san rafael, south bay, pleasanton, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, everyone, drivers who usually go east and west across the bay will see this. this is highway 101 southbound if marin county this is the route i took this morning, a beautiful trip with the fog near the waldo tunnel. >> we want to take you elsewhere on the bay bridge closure, the first day, and dick has been driving around using cell technology to she us the conditions the this is the san mateo bridge eastbound. dick, you have passed the toll area and it look
. with allies so hard to find is president obama really willing to go it alone. >> oh, please. >>> oh, summertime, what is the recipe for bottling up that perfect sunshiny feeling. we'll end our search for the ultimate summer song. >>> and the week for clint eastward and michael douglas, not a good week for marriages, but you think that is bad? just wait until you hear this >>> from new york city, this is "nightline," with bill weir. >> thank you for wrapping up your friday with us. here is hoping you have a relaxing long weekend ahead. but it will not be much of a holiday for the sailors on board the five american destroyers, now floating in the mediterranean, or barack obama, one man deciding whether or not to use the ships in syria, nothing but somber faces around the tables in the west wing this morning as the president met with the staff. and this afternoon, as secretary of state john kerry stepped before cameras with the intelligence that the syrian army used poison gas and killed over 400 children. aside from punishing assad, he said an american strike is needed to send a messa
has said they have no objection to having it released, but the obama administration insists it has to be secret. both members of congress and others have been simply requesting to read that and intelligence committee who is led by mike rogers and dutch ruppersberger who receives all things from the industry and have refused to allow them access. that's extraordinary to have a court opinion ruling that the government violated the constitution and the law and not only can't we read it, but our representatives in congress. >> edward snowden, do you think he'd ever accept a deal to come back to the united states? >> i think the concern is whistle-blowers in the united states have become the number one enemy of the united states government, which is incredibly disturbing. mcclatchey is reporting great things about how the obama administration, how they equate it with treason and all kinds of program. "the new york times" has, as well, so unless that culture which investigative journalists in the united states have been warning about for several years changes fundamentally, he doesn't be
of them up there. egypt's blood, america's complicity. obama's greatest failure, the passive president, spineless on egypt. this is an existential problem. this would be happening to any president given our relative decline in power. but is there something the administration could have done earlier to change the course of these events? >> i think so. we have been withdrawing from the middle east. it's clear. we didn't leave troops in iraq. we set aside in syria, and then assad stayed. and then a year ago, august 20th, 2012, the president said we have a red line in syria. the assad regime's use of chemical weapons. we didn't enforce it. everyone i've talked to said you look weak. you cannot say you have a red line and do nothing. this time we tried to persuade the defense secretary, 17 phone calls to the egyptian military, to try to tell them don't do this, don't do this. thing we will not enforce -- think we can't be taken -- we're not taking this as seriously as we should be. in context of u.s. withdrawal and weakness, a syrian war and 100,000 dead, we get the muslim brotherhood and t
states has. >> president obama has so far been unwilling to militarily intervene in syria, despite the deaths of more than 100,000 people and a vow he made more than one year ago. >> that's a red line for us. and that there would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movement on the chemical weapons front. >> with that line possibly crossed, senator john mccain fears u.s. credibility is now at stake. >> you can't look at those pictures without being deeply moved. are we going to just let that go on? >> so how will president obama respond? the white house is considering a number of options. and for more on that, let's bring in jonathan karl in washington. jon, what can you tell us? >> the president ordered the national security team to drop options for a possible military strike on syria. one official says there's, quote, a strong suspicion that the assad regime is responsible for what appears to be a large-scale chemical attack on civilians, including many children. the intelligence community is still gathering evidence, but the senior official tells me there are strong indic
spent? we went to ask a top obama administration official responsible for most of the spending. larry strickland. >> we asked for an interview, can we ask him a couple questions before the hearing? >> thank you. >> reporter: but after being grilled by members of congress -- [ indiscernible ] >> what have we got for $2.8 billion? >> reporter: strickland refused to stop. and defended the programs. >> happy, members of congress say they still can't get answers. they asked how much really was wasted? david kerley, abc new, washington. >>> crazy, right. >> man, how much was wasted? we don't know the answer. >> coming up-- the movie that made the president cry. >> alec baldwin's latest real life drama. why did he lose his cool this time? we have the details coming up in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome into "the skinny," everyone. alec baldwin gets into it once again with a paparazzo. >> groundhog day. groundhog day with alec baldwin. walking the streets of new york, with his wife who just had their baby
. if president obama decides to take action against the assad regime he may be on his own. >> the british parliament voted against taking military action. it was a major defeat for prime minister david cameron who still believes syria deserves a tough response. cameron says he will respect the will of the parliament. >> now team of united nations chemical weapons experts is expected to leave syria tomorrow. they will be reporting back to the united nations security council with initial results of their investigation into whether syria used poison filled weapons on civilians earlier this month. >> despite the set backs, president obama is hoping to convince lawmakers syria must face some consequences. abc's jim avila has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: the president behind closed doors meeting with members of his national security team. and already labeled the unhappy warrior by "time" magazine. promising any military action will be limited and tailored. his spokesman emphasizing to a war weary american people the u.s. is not planning an all-out attack on syria or military at
. we begin with the crisis in syria. president obama says the syrian government was definitely behind the deadly chemical attacks on civilians. >> he says if the u.s. does decide to retaliate, the message will be clear and decisive. abc's marci gonzalez joins us now with all the details. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. american warships and cruise missiles are in position. but president obama says he is still weighing his options. >> i have not made a decision. >> reporter: president barack obama tells "pbs news hour" while no decision has been made on syria, there will be consequences for president bashar al assad's regime. the u.s. claims to have indisputable evidence that they are behind the chemical attack that killed hundreds of civilians. >> i have no interest in any kind of open-ended conflict in syria, but we do have to make sure that when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us that they're held accountable. >> reporter: the u.n. saying its inspectors have found evidence that some kind of subs
, and they come just 24 hours after president obama weighed in, too, saying gay athletes should simply bring home the gold. here's abc's kirit radia. >> reporter: today, thousands turned out at demonstrations across europe. many calling for more protests when russia hosts the winter olympics next year in sochi. on friday, president obama added his voice. >> and if russia doesn't have gay and lesbian athletes, then it will probably make their team weaker. >> reporter: the law is so broadly defined, just speaking about homosexuality or wearing rainbow colors in public could lead to fines, deportation, even jail. some are now calling for a boycott of the sochi games. president obama rejected that idea. >> one of the things i am really looking forward to is maybe some gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze. >> reporter: some openly gay athletes also oppose a boycott. >> when you practice and you train for 15, 20 years of your life, you essentially, this is your golden moment. >> reporter: in the u.s., a movement to boycott russian products, including vodka, is growing. bu
. >> reporter: just friday, president obama had this to say. >> no, i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. there were other avenues available for somebody whose conscience was stirred. >> reporter: mr. obama outlined new measures to reform the secret surveillance programs that snowden revealed, saying he would have done it anyway. >> i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >> reporter: and this weekend, julian assange, the wikileaks founding, also took issue with the administration, saying, quote, reforms have been made and for that, edward snowden is owed a debt of gratitude. others say he's only earned his felony charges. david? >> susan saulny there at the white house. susan, thank you. >>> and tonight, after that al qaeda threat that shut down nearly two dozen u.s. embassies around the world, all but one have now reopened. in yemen, where the threat originated, the doors do remain locked tonight and abc's muhammad lila is in cairo tonight. muhammad? >> reporter: good evening, david. several of the embassies that were closed ha
for us to do this. i hope we will do it soon. >> reporter: president obama is weighing the options. he said chemical weapon use would trigger enormous consequences, but is reluctant to get the u.s. involved in another war. syria's president, bashar al assad, this morning warned the u.s. and its allies against "meddling in his country's affairs" saying "any outside military intervention will result in failure." john and diana. >> all right, devin, a new poll examining how americans feel about military action in syria. what are the results of this poll? >> reporter: that's right. this new poll out by reuters underscores just how war weary americans are. 60% of americans oppose any intervention in syria's civil war. in fact, even if a chemical weapons attack is confirmed, most americans, according to the poll, oppose u.s. military action. john? >> all right. abc's devin dwyer live for us in washington this morning. thank you. >>> well, a crisis reaching a boiling point here at home are those 47 wildfires raging across 9 western states. the worst of them, the fire waging on the northern bo
at otrc.com. >> still ahead there is a crisis in syria. the obama administration's strongest words yet for the country's president on allegations it used chemical weapons to kill hundreds. >> donald trump slapped with a lawsuit claiming trump university is making false promise autos remembering the march on washington. nearly 50 years later two residents share stories and yes honey? dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. [ dad ] jan? ♪ >>> secretary of state kerry delivered the obama administration's sharpest condemnation yet to last week's apparent chemical attack in syria, blaming the assad regime for at tack saying the administration will hold the syrian government accountable. syria rejected the regime's denial of responsibility. >> make no mistake. president obama believe there's must be a a.ktibility for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. nothing todz is more serious, nudging is recei
>>> making news in america this morning -- growing pressure. the obama administration says a chemical weapons attack did kill hundreds of people in syria, as the u.s. moves closer to military action. we're live in washington with the latest. >>> gaining ground. firefighters finally making progress on a massive wildfire burning near yosemite national park. but the concern is far from over. >>> subway scare. an elderly man gets his foot stuck in a train door and goes on a terrifying ride. >>> and caught off guard. what question puzzled the beauty pageant contestant, prompting this response -- >> and believing when you see, it's perfect. >>> good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with the growing crisis in syria and what is increasingly appearing to be an imminent u.s. strike against the assad regime. >> it comes after u.n. weapons inspectors visited the apparent site of a chemical attack last week. and now, this morning, the strongest words yet from a u.s. official. abc's devin dwyer has the latest from washington. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning. the strong
.s. military strike on syria. president obama is making his case to congress, and we look at the family secrets of the syrian leader. >>> sleeping pills, a wakeup call for americans. a new truth about how many of us are using them and what they do to your body. >>> and behind the headlines tonight, the wife of george zimmerman speaking out, what she says happened the night before trayvon martin was shot. >>> good evening and tonight america's biggest game is generating the biggest headline, a massive settlement between the national football league and thousands of former players. some of them the best players in the game who say they're now living with devastation from all those concussions in the sport they loved. these are the numbers tonight. the nfl promising $765 million in more than 4,500 lawsuits from retired players. is this enough money and is money alone enough? dan harris right here and he's been covering the story all day. >> reporter: this is a story that has provoked so many visceral emotions. you have a league that's a profit-generating machine, fans that really love the hard hit
. the cause is under investigation. >> president obama will sign a billow we aring interest rates on student loans that jumped to 7 percent this summer. the measure drops the rate back down for undergraduate borrowers to 3.9 percent. in belmont, there is a fundraiser for the all stars two wins away from earning a trip to williamsport for the little league world series. >> we are 24 hours away, six, about dry weather, the seven-day outlook has a warming trend and i will show you the latest numbers. >> seven, a look at the bay bridge toll plaza with traffic is running supportly. however, we see a few accidents popping up because of the moist conditions. >> this is it after 16 years on "the view" joy is leaving the show. the 70-year-old comic says it seemed like the right tomorrow to leave and wants to focus on other projects which could include writing a lay and returning to stand up candy. the "view" airs right here at 10:00 a.m. and the show features a special salute. >> and now a winner has claimed their share of the $485 million powerball jackpot and new jersey media says 16 workers from a
in 2007 with then presidential contenders, barack obama and hillary clinton. so far he has not ruled out a 2016 run. >> hanging out with grandma may be key to a sound mind. researchers at boston college say spending time with the grandparents is good for your mental health. when adults and grandparents have a strong emotional relationship. both have decreased symptoms of depression. strong relationships outside of the nuclear family were vital to staying mentally healthy. interesting. >> president obama is full vacation mode, week long visit to martha's vineyard. >> for president obama, vacation means golf. reporters allowed a rare shot of the president on the course. maybe the first duffer was feeling pressure. three putted the first hole. no word on the president's score. group took his time. he was on the course for five hours. was he wearing shorts. he was wearing shorts. surprised by that. >> people have a hard time at golf period. when you add cameras, or just one pool camera. >> positively. >> it's tough. >> recent jfk videos, of his swing. i think he has the best swing of any pre
first african-american president. >> king saw the possibility of an obama 50 years ago. >> but every speaker today said the dream of a quality injustice is so far from being realized. >> sadly, the tears of trayvon martin's mother and father remind us that far too frequently the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even murder. >> civil rights leaders called on states like florida to repeal stand your ground, and they blasted the new voter identification laws. >> why when we get to obama we need special id? >> in 1963 marchers wanted the right to vote regardless of color. now they say they are marching to protect that right. >> parents talked about it years ago. they just want to be a part of it. >> one change from the 19secretary 3 route is a stop by the new martin luther king, junior memorial. it is a must see. the mainy vent vent -- main event is still to come. president obama will be speaking from the steps of the lincoln memorial. abc news, washington. >>> san francisco celebrated the march on washington today. speakers said things haven't changed i
. and the man who would become our first african-american president. >> king saw the possibility of an obama 50 years ago. >> but every speaker today said the dream of a quality injustice is so far from being realized. >> sadly, the tears of trayvon martin's mother and father remind us that far too frequently the color of one's skin remains a license to profile, to arrest and to even murder. >> civil rights leaders called on states like florida to repeal stand your ground, and they blasted the new voter identification laws. >> why when we get to obama we need special id? >> in 1963 marchers wanted the right to vote regardless of color. now they say they are marching to protect that right. >> parents talked about it years ago. they just want to be a part of it. >> one change from the 19secretary 3 route is a stop by the new martin luther king, junior memorial. it is a must see. the mainy vent vent -- main event is still to come. president obama will be speaking from the steps of the lincoln memorial. abc news, washington. >>> san francisco celebrated the march on washington today. speakers said
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
moment in our in addition positive history from washington, dc, president obama civil rights activists and celebrities including oprah will gather at the the by dr. martin luther king with a preview of what to expect. >> good morning, eric from the lincoln memorial where there is a police helicopter flying over head and they are doing a sound check ready for the day. this is about the past, but, also, about the future. thousands are expected to honor the freedom marchers who came here 50 years ago hearing a message of hope from the first black president, president obama. ♪ we will not be overcome, overcome ♪ >> they poured into washington, dc by bus loads a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today, a celebration of progress as the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents, jimmy carter, and bill clinton and president obama will speak where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect throughs to
. the brand-new video of bo meeting his new puppy playmate. now, the world meets sunny obama, this morning. >>> and good morning, everyone. boy, sunny is going to keep bo young out there at the white house, isn't she? they play around on the white house lawn yesterday. the first lady tweeting, she's so excited to introduce the newest member of the obama family. we're going to get to that. >>> also, the latest on the crisis in egypt. tense discussions going on inside the american government, whether to cut off aid. martha raddatz is in cairo, live for us this morning. >>> we want to get to details of a serious medical scare for the family of vice president joe biden. his son, beau, in a texas hospital for testing. and jim avila has the latest. >> reporter: a rare press release from the vice president's office overnight, about the health of the vice president's son, beau biden. his symptoms can be considered serious because of family medical history. he's had a stroke 3 1/2 years ago and his father had an aneurysm at age 45. this morning, the vice president's office says the younger biden is
reports. >> reporter: it is these scenes that may force president obama's hand. a suspected chemical weapons attack last wednesday on syrians, including women and children with a reported death toll ranging over 1,000. also, u.s. saber rattling may have spurred the syrian government off to a concession during a visit by the united nations disarmament chief angela cane. the assad regime agreed to let a u.n. team inspect the site of alleged attack. the white house says there is quote, very little doubt that a chemical weapon was used. president obama conferred with his national security team saturday to consider a military response. as u.s. warships in the mediterranean move closer to the syrian coast. some lawmakers are urging the president to use force. >> i hope the president will ask for authorization from congress to do something at surgical and proportional way. causes them to understand we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> defense secretary chuck hagel says the president is still making up his mind. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prep
this morning, president obama canceled a planned meeting with russian president putin in now next month. tensions have escalated between the two countries over russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to edward snowden the man who leaked classified n.s.a. documents. the white house says that president obama still plans to attend the group of 20 economic countries, world economic leaders but does not have plans it meet with putin one-on-one. >> now, to an abc7 news exclusive, the only survivor of the arizona wildfire that killed 19 firefighters in june is speaking out for the first time. the 21-year-old was seven as a lookout for the hot shot team. at first he said the fire northwest of phoenix seemed like nothing out of the ordinary but the winds that were driving the fire away from the hot shots, shifted dramatickedly and started moving toward the seem. he asked himself a million times the same questions. >> why am i sitting here? why isn't someone else? why aren't they with he? >> do you think yourself as a hero. >> i look at a hero as someone who who laid their life down. >> he sa
. the pilot of the plane is missing and presumed dead. >> president obama says edward snowden is not a patriot. the president told reporters he wants more oversite of the surveillance programs to strike balance between protecting americans safety and their privacy. >> i zront an interest and people of the nsa zront an interest in doing anything other than making sure that where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information information ahead of time we're able to carry out that critical task. >> mr. obama addressed russia's decision to grant temporary asylum. the president says it's time for president putin to think forward instead of backward. >> through no fault of their own some high school students forced to take advanced placement exams for the second time in three months. a board ruled results were 224 students at mills high were invalid. the board says the students were sitting too close to one another. officials filed a lawsuit to allow the first results to stanld. several said they didn't feel they did as well the second time. >> skb sturd yents at 250 state schools u
with it. >> reporter: the white house says president obama was briefed on the violence in egypt today by a national security adviser susan rice who is traveling with him. president obama is on vacation in martha's vineyard. he's scheduled to return to the white house on sunday. >>> officials are giving more details for the planned implosion of a building on the east bay campus. more than 1100 debt been set up. they want to keep the dust to the minimum. geologists are using the implosion as an opportunity to study the impact. so they have placed 600 sensors around the east bay to measure the movement. if you would like to see the implosion as it happens, we will be streaming it live for you on abc7news.com at 9:00 a.m. >>> still to come, why layoffs are just happening months after the grand opening. >>> and not welcome here. the iconic san francisco neighborhood is taking a stand against too many tour buses into. >>> plus, a >>> the low number of visitors at san francisco's new exploratorium is causing employee's jobs. the visitors have been much less than expected. >>> happening now,
. the government denies the claims but the obama administration is asking the u.n. to urgently investigate. >> more chaos in egypt. ousted former president mubarak is expected to be freed from prison at any moment. last month's military coup has some wondering if they are headed back to mubarak's old regime. we go to washington, dc, for the latest. >> the death toll in egypt is staggering a thousand people killed in a week. enjoy, fear of more tension after two years in jail waiting for a retrial, mubarak could walk out of detail. the prime minister ordered him to be placed under house arrest. >> this is horrible. it will cancel everything we have been through, all the killing, all the blood shed, devastating. >> this is seen as a blow to the 2010 revolution and could give more weight to allegations that last in's removal of the democratically elected president by the military was a step toward running to the old regime. the state department calls it an internal issue. >> working its way through the legal system there. >> senator john mccain made the case for cutting off more than $1 billion in aid
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
would set the middle east ablaze. president obama is looking at different ways to respond to the crisis. >> bay area soldier set to receive a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. tomorrow president obama will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant ty carter of antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when he went above the call of duty. he retrieved supplies for soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient of the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. >>> ahead rivalry on the water. get ready for the ultimate sailing grudge match as the u.s. learns its challenger in the quest for the america's cup. >>> taking a peek outside, a little humid out there. leigh glasser will tell us if there's any warming. >>> and more with what's up? >> we'll have more on the fierce winds and the state of department. also too little too late, that message from the u.s. to syria tonight. is the u.s. preparing to take major action now. and would you spend up to 35 grand to att
president obama. the 33-year-old staff sergeant learned last if he was going to receive the highest military army. three years ago he braved enemy fire, twice, to save a fellow soldier and found an abandoned radio in the "kill zone" and used it to call support. we talked to his dad when he found out. >> this is braggin' rights. as a dad, yeah, you don't get that very often. >> there are not a lost fathers that can claim they have been able to go through this. >> carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. >> we check with mike nicco for the weather forecast. >> we have smoke in yosemite national park and this is yesterday's visible satellite and a picture of the smoke coming out of the forest from 23,000 miles out. the brighter areas are the cloud tops. the smoke has a much grayer tint and browner tint. the clouds faded yesterday and will do the same yesterday. we start off with clouds. some minor drizzle. temperatures in the upper 50's to low 60's. at noon, 74 and 66 at the bay. by 4:00 we are close to average with sunshine and
jumping. [ male announcer ] helping you -- now that's what's important to us. >> president obama is about to award staff sergeant ty carter the nation's highest military on at the white house. originally from antioch, staff sergeant carter is receiving the medal for his courageous actions in afghanistan in october of 2009 when he braved enemy fire a half dozen times to carry injured soldiers to medical ail and deliver ammunition all during a firefight with the taliban. carter is only the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor awarded for service in iraq and afghanistan. he is a father of three. we are waiting for the president to approach the podium. we are streaming the ceremony, live, right now, on our website at abc7news.com. >> we are also following developing news from syria where u.n. people say snipers have spot at their teams several times to inspect the use of chemical weapons on rebel for thes. activists claim 1,300 people were killed last wednesday. syria denies they used the poison but a senior white house official says there is very little doubt. >> happening now in texas
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
on strike orders from president obama the syria says it will defend itself using all means available. u.n. inspectors are delaying a second trip to investigate last week'sing ad attack and they want to increase security after snipers shot at their vehicle. >> new this morning, facebook is releasing a new report show how often governments demand customer information. the menlo park giant said they received requests from 74 countries asking for nervous on 38,000 users in the first six months of the year. half of those orders came from authorities in the united states. facebook says they give the government information in 79 percent of those cases. facebook says the report including requests made if security reasons and criminal investigations. >> oprah, jamie foxx and others are among the celebrities who will join in celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. the trio will join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority, tomorrow at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the let freedom ring commemoration remembers dr. dr. martin luther king j
. the student was shaken by the incident, but is otherwise okay. >>> a declaration from president obama. what he is saying tonight about the potential of american initter venges in syria. intervention in syria. and a father overjoyed to see his son. why this moment was so emotional. also -- >> because they marched america became for free and more fair. >> 50 years after martin luther king, junior's speech, america still has a dream. plus the little girl who stole the show at today's ceremony. >> i'm abc7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. as you look at a live picture right now, foggy scene over san francisco. we'll check out your wake up weather. plus a look at what weather united states has concluded the syrian government used weapons in an attack on its citizens. the president says he is now reviewing his options and will meet with his senior advisors and national security team about what to do. those options could include a retaliatory strike against the syrian government. the president insists though that u.s. involvement would not be a repeat of iraq. >>> take a look at this emotionally-cha
." next, on abc7 news, tensions in syria claiming by the minute. president obama getting ready to speak on that issue in a few minutes and we will bring it to you live. >> the massive fire is making its mark in california history. >> look at the toll plaza where crews be work away the or how to find big savings on the things you need. just make a straight line to safeway. your club card gets you deals you can't find anywhere else. load up the cooler. your favorite pepsi products are just $2.47 a 12-pack. charmin is $11.99 for 24 double rolls. and make it a giant scoop. breyers ice cream is only $2.88. real big deals this week and every week. only at safeway. ingredients for life. united states secretary of state john kerry says 1,400 people were killed and 400 were children. john kerry says the united states has learned the syrian regime prepared if days to launch the attack. president obama is preparing for a possible military strike in response and we are waiting for a special report where we expect the president to comment on the situation in syria any minute now. we will bring it to
. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not considering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who the unit is. they know where they can be located and they will punish the unit with strikes. they will also do something compelling. they will level a ministry of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. 50% of americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of its strongest allies, britain's parliament has voted against taking action in syr
doubt that the united states would respond with force. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the options in response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried outlast week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against al-assad's government would not pull the u.s. into a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a limited, narrow act and we are not considering open-ended commitment and not considering boots on the ground approach. >> reporter: military experts say the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of airstrikes in syria's capital. >> don't go after the unit that conducted these attacks. they know who the unit is. they know where they can be located and they will punish the unit with strikes. they will also do something compelling. ministry of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. 50% of americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of its strongest allies, britain's pa
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
, thank you. >>> switching gears to all of the chatter about president obama, showing a different and interesting side of his personality, in a high-profiled moment. in front of the assembled press corps on friday afternoon, the president was cutting loose with candid comments about everybody from vladimir putin, to michelle obama. jeff is here with more. >> reporter: we saw hints of frustration and defiance from the president. after a challenging summer in washington, it was that series of unscripted moments that offered a deeper window into what he's really thinking. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. >> reporter: in the running commentary, president obama held nothing back. on russian president vladimir putin -- >> he has that slouch, looking like a board kid in the back of the classroom. >> reporter: on the new anti-gay law, through olympic medals. >> one of the things i'm looking forward to is gay and lesbian athletes bringing home the gold or silver or bronze. if russia doesn't have gay or lesbian athletes, it will probably make their team weaker. >> reporter:
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